The wait is over. America’s number one family is putting back on the spandex and preparing to save the world one more time. However this time, the biggest threat to the world…might be right inside their crib.
For the past decade there has been a continual drumbeat for a follow-up to one of Pixar’s most successful releases. Brad Bird is back in the director’s chair after taking a few years to bring live-action films such as Tomorrowland and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation to the big screen. After years of pre-production, the creative team at Pixar has managed to find a storyline worthy of following up The Incredibles, which has aged particularly well in the current superhero hysteria.
The newest installment finds the home dynamics of the Incredible family upended, as Bob has become a stay at home dad, while Helen has become the breadwinner. Jack-Jack powers continue to emerge in new and dangerous ways, while a new threat urges the family, along with the returning Frozone, to save the planet once again.
It looks as if it might be a high-quality sequel, much like last year’s Finding Dory, with a story worthy of a second film. It’s impossible to ignore the similarities between The Incredibles franchise and the Fantastic Four. The emergence of a super baby is a concept torn directly out of Marvel Comics with the Franklin Reed saga, son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm. Hopefully the writers have found a way to pay homage, without pillaging the actual Marvel Comics storylines. (There is still a chance for Disney to reacquire the Fantastic Four in live-action.)
The new trailer shows off the immensely dangerous powers that Jack-Jack is developing and while it doesn’t reveal anything from the actual film, it definitely reminds viewers of the tone and feel of the original. There is much more to come, but for now enjoy the trailer:
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Incredibles 2 opens on June 15th, 2018.
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